Five Tips for Responsible Use of Social Media

Top 5 Simple Tips For Responsible Use of Social Media
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As per its nomenclature, “social media” is something that is intertwined with the concept of social and society. These days, social media has evolved out as the best way to meet new people, socialise and share thoughts. However, just as everything has its negative effects – similarly social media has side effects too. Many people actually use it as a tool to harass others by way of cyberbullying which is inherently antisocial, wrong, often illegal and immoral as well.

There are some basic etiquette that every social media user must either follow or don’t use social media. Social networking sites basically serve the purpose of lending helping hand to people. But often the reverse happens. It turns out to be a place where people vent out their anger and go away anonymously. However, due to massive rise cyber crime cases across the globe, police are now more active towards nabbing these cyber criminals.

Top 5 Things You Should Never Post On Social Media

Illegal Activity: Intent is everything. If your intent is to do something suspicious or you wish to indulge in illegal activity then please stay away from social media and surrender yourself before the cops by confessing your nefarious future plan. Then the court and cops will guide you further according to the merit of the case. No, social media is strictly no-no for anti-social and anti-human like you.

Get away from this platform and don’t defame it. What constitutes illegal can vary according to the country you reside in but certain social media rules are universal;

You should not share something that creates mutual hatred among people.

You can’t share a live crime scene without informing the law enforcement agencies about the same.

You can’t go on abusing people on social media for any reason whatsoever.

You shouldn’t insult any religion or try to incite people by hurting things of their faiths and beliefs.

You shouldn’t stalk a certain man or woman in an unfriendly or scary manner especially when he or she doesn’t like it.

You should never post pictures or videos about adult content on social media because several teens and adolescents are also on social media. Adult content might not be suitable for certain age-group people.

You shouldn’t promote consumption of drugs on social media irrespective of where you reside.

Influence: Social media is a big platform to influence people. But that doesn’t mean you should randomly rant things that make people feel depressed, dejected and upset. Continued reading of negative thoughts could impact mind leading to the extent of suicide or homicide in certain cases.

Maintain Courtesy: Even if you are annoyed at somebody. Don’t need to show it on social media; keep it personal. Everyone has a problem with something and somebody but that doesn’t mean you should post everything on social media without trying to resolve the same from your end.

Confidential Details: Don’t share your banking details and debit/ credit card information on social media for fun ever. It can be problematic for you and your family. Internet hackers wait for such things so that they can then use their tricks to siphon off money from your bank account without your knowledge. Always remember your bank balances are just digits on computers.

Social Checks Ins: In recent times, social check ins option are there in facebook to let people know in which theatre or restaurant you are going in. It is not right to share your social check ins especially when you are alone or far away from your home location. You don’t know who among your followers and fans might be predators in the disguise of a social media user waiting to harm you.

Use social media responsible. Be safe and raise awareness of the people too about this sensitive matter by sharing this article now.

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